I am an experienced Accredited general counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I work within the ethical remit of this
organisation. The safety and wellbeing of my clients are of the utmost importance in my work with them.
My core values of respect, honesty and fairness are the foundation stones of my work with clients.
I have helped clients to work through a wide range of issues such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence and self worth, anger, anxiety, depression, disability and health problems,
bereavement, financial and redundancy worries, stress, difficulties at work, loss of direction in life and many others.
Incorporating Mindfulness Anxiety and Mindfulness Depression Reduction techniques have helped my clients cope with these illnesses.
Mindfulness is an evidence based practice that is based on Budhist meditation. It is a way of being. It trains the mind to live compassionately and non-judgementally in the present moment. There
is a huge body of evidence to support that Mindfulness prevents relapses into depression and anxiety.
I also incorporate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisationand Reprocessing) into my practice. This is excellent for working with trauma ranging from bullying, accidents, rape or any trauma you feel you
are stuck with through maybe through experiencing flashbacks or repetitive pictures of the treauma in your mind. EMDR helps the brain to self heal and process trauma that you feel you are
carrying around with you. It is a very powerful and liberating therapy.
I see my role as empowering my client to help themselves through their difficulties.
Personally, my counselling skills have enabled me to live a fuller, happier life and I hope to enable my clients do the same.
I also provide supervision for counsellors and those in caring professions.